Girls Varsity Soccer Opens Their Season With a Shutout Win


Logan Hanekamp

Tuesday night the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team took down St. Viator 3-0 in their first game of the season at West Campus. As the Scouts took the turf, the experienced squad was ready for their home opener and wanted a big win, and they were able to deliver. In Tuesday night’s shutout for Lake Forest, the Scouts dominated the entire game while the Lions struggled to get anything going against the strong Scout defense.

Along with strong defense, the Scouts brought the heat on offense as well. They were able to show their talent by scoring on corner kicks all night. The seniors seemed to be goal hungry in Tuesday night’s match up. Each goal for the Scouts was scored on a corner kick by three different seniors. Senior captain Leland Keller was able to pump her team up by scoring the first goal off a corner kick. Shortly after this, Lake Forest showed they were a capable team and a strong contender for the State title by scoring two more goals off corner kicks by seniors Margaux Miller and Emily Asmussen. Although St. Viator is an extremely aggressive team, they proved to be no match for Lake Forest.

“They’re really quick and pretty good so I was really excited to see how we would react to their skill. I think they were a strong team for us to play for the first game of the year,” said senior Margaux Miller.

Tonight, the Scouts head to Mundelein to take on the very talented Carmel Corsairs at 4:30. Last season the Scouts fell to the defending IHSA State Champion team early in their season. But with the skill and experience this year’s team possesses, Thursday night’s match up is sure to be a close one.